Bridge demolition is increasingly becoming an important issue, as more bridges reach their end of service life and require rehabilitation or replacement. Furthermore, as the capacity of bridges and highways are reached, partial or total removal of bridges becomes necessary to allow for widening of the highway underneath the bridge or for widening the bridge itself to increase […]
While there are thousands of species of mold in existence, most people are concerned about Stachybotrys Chartarum, commonly known as “toxic mold” or “black mold.” This species of mold is actually quite rare, but it’s one of a number of molds that produces a high level of mycotoxins (dangerous mold-based chemicals) that can create a hazardous environment. That said, […]
Asbestos was common in construction materials and other products for centuries before researchers began to link the mineral’s fibers with serious health risks. Exposure is dangerous because the fibers are extremely minute. When inhaled, they can cause damage to the abdominal lining and the lungs, and ultimately cause cancer.
There is no safe level of asbestos exposure!! Any amount of asbestos exposure is considered dangerous, even for those who do not directly work with or come into contact with the toxin. While the majority of mesothelioma cases are caused by occupational asbestos; second-hand exposure to Asbestos is a severe health risk, especially among women and children. Second-hand exposure […]
When you think of any male-dominated industry, construction is probably one of the first jobs that come to mind. The construction and demolition industries are predominantly male-dominated. As construction is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2019 and create almost 2 million new jobs by 2021, companies are looking to recruit more employees; and women may be […]
At ECG, safety is first. We want to share some easy tips to follow in any demolition job. These are by no means the only things you should be doing. Please check with your GC and applicable laws and regulations with respect to your demo job.
Exposure to lead is a significant health concern, especially for young children and infants whose growing bodies tend to absorb more lead than the average adult. That’s why buildings such as schools and daycare centers need to take extra precautions to ensure that children there are not exposed to lead. For human, ethical, and liability […]
In this blog article, we will try to explain some basics about asbestos, to make you more knowledgeable about what to look for. What is asbestos? Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral made up of thin, tightly packed fibers. It is a unique mineral that can resist heat, fire, and electricity. The mineral is derived […]